Bench seat

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Project by woodbutcher posted 07-09-2008 02:34 AM 2161 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench seat was for my sons girlfriend and was a collaborative project i.e. my son and myself. Since it was to match some existing furniture in color which I was unable to come up with in the shop, and he was in a hurry to get it delivered, we snapped a few pics of the unfinished piece and loaded it up so he could take it home and liesurely apply the stain and finish! Actually I wish I could get all projects to leave the shop this way unfinished-lol-It’s just a simple utilitarian design, didn’t take near the time the coffee table it’s sitting on took. Solid white oak construction, except for back and carcass which are 1/4” and 3/4” oak ply respectively. We chose to use dowel construction throughout and I really believe elephants could sit on it with no problems.

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#1 posted 07-09-2008 02:36 AM

Simple design maybe, but very nicely done!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 07-09-2008 02:43 AM

Nice looking bench seat. Well done!

-- Rusty

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#3 posted 07-09-2008 03:16 AM

Looks very solid! I like the design. I like the storage underneath.

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#4 posted 07-09-2008 03:38 AM

That piece looks wonderful. I wish I had a place in my house for something like that. Keep up the good work and keep the posts coming.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#5 posted 07-09-2008 10:46 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#6 posted 07-09-2008 01:37 PM

Very nice , I really like the design. Very good build.

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#7 posted 07-09-2008 05:05 PM

Even the lady on the TV is impressed (last frame)

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#8 posted 07-25-2008 05:54 PM

Very nice

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#9 posted 01-25-2009 08:25 PM

is that Jerry Springer on the TV?

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